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1.4 Advantages of Porting to Oracle Linux

There are many advantages moving to Oracle Linux. Oracle Linux is part of Oracle’s integrated software stack in which components are optimized to work together to enhance performance, availability, and security.

The following key capabilities of Oracle Linux can make a big difference, particularly in demanding environment for large enterprise-wide deployments.

  • Complete integrated software stack optimized to work together.

  • Standards compliance.

  • Tools optimized to work best on the integrated stack.

  • Support for a wide range of hardware.

  • Infrastructure designed to scale on large systems without touching code.

  • Investments in new-feature development and technology advancements (research and development expenditure).

  • Oracle's commitment for long-term investments.

  • Comprehensive 24x7 support from Oracle.

  • DTrace, the dynamic tracing facility, allows you to explore your system to understand how it works, to track down performance problems across many layers of software, or to locate the causes of aberrant behavior.

  • Oracle Ksplice updates your systems with the latest kernel security errata and other critical updates without requiring a reboot.

  • The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) is a modern, high performance kernel that provides a wide range of features and improvements that support enterprise workloads.